Restoring a cool piece of wood, SG Special inside

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  1. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I bought a very nice SG Special made in 2009 and this guitar need a little job. First I will put a set of Seymour Duncan HBs and I need your help to choose covers.

    Here are two pics , please tell me which one you prefer :


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  2. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    Initially, I thought the top set would be better. However, the more I looked at it, the more the second set seemed to really fit. The outline of the cover on the lower set seems to go with the outline of the laminated pickguard.

    Either is good. That's only my observation.
     
  3. Dave Johnson

    Dave Johnson Well-Known Member

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    I really like the smooth ones. Just different enough without the screws exposed to stand out without being obvious.
    The other ones though perfectly acceptable, look too much like plain uncovered pups.
    But I do see Smittys point.
     
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    WavMixer Well-Known Member

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    If it were mine, I would try both and listen for which sounds the best. As for looks, I like the second one.
     
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  5. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your replies guys.
    The flat mirror covers are great too, humbuckers look like Firebird' s mini hbs.
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    What kind of stop bar is that looks like it was made to top wrap?
     
  7. JohnnyGoo

    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Love that guitar.congrats on it. i guess im a conventional guy,no covers or the standard Humbucker covers i vote.but either way that guitar is a beauty
     
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  8. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for replies,
    This SG is very nice, the body is made with one piece of mahogany, the back of the neck is very nice too.

    I saw this vintage SG Standard, covers look right .

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  9. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    What do you think about this setup ?


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  10. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    the half an half set looks like you couldn't make up your mind... *grins

    the true answer is that they are all cool, but I guess I like the solid covers.
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Show your Knobs... :naughty:
     
  12. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    I'd vote solid covers too but I'd go with classic 57 pups :naughty:

    I haven't seen an SG yet that didn't sound great with those classic 57 pups.
     
  13. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    :thumb:

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    I'm a sucker for solid plain covers.
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice combo wit those knobs... :yesway:
     
  16. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Here is the little queen, the S Duncan '59 humbuckers sound very well, a famous guitar for a small price. :smile:


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    I would have voted for the regular pickup covers, but seeing them now I have to say the second set really works.

    Lovely looking guitar!
     

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